Translation of single in Spanish:


solo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsɪŋɡ(ə)l//ˈsɪŋɡəl/


  • 1

    (just one)
    a single issue dominated the talks un solo / único tema dominó las conversaciones
    • will it fit on a single page? ¿cabrá en una (sola) página?
    • it's the single most important issue es el tema más importante / de mayor importancia
    • the largest single shareholder el mayor accionista individual
    • every single day todos los días sin excepción
    • every single copy of the book was destroyed se destruyeron absolutamente todos los ejemplares del libro
    • you disagree with every single thing I say todo lo que digo / cada cosa que digo te parece mal
    • with negative not a single house was left standing no quedó ni una sola casa en pie
    • there's not a single thing I like no hay nada que me guste
    • I haven't found a single mistake no he encontrado ni un solo error
    • Now I keep trying to remind myself that some people are supporting whole families on a single income.
    • As a matter of policy we should aim to keep the family as a single unit.
    • During the Middle Ages, most towns had streets exclusively occupied by a single trade.
    • They also offered to take a single photo for the family to remember him by.
    • That may be true but remember those in a single income family face the same financial pressures as those with a double income.
    • The action is rooted in the 1940s, most of it centred on a single family.
    • Reserving seats exclusively for a single school does not help the minority community in general.
    • Typically, an attack begins when a single hornet captures a lone bee nearby the hive.
    • Also not new is the scapegoating of a single element to explain isolated events.
    • Poetry is stepping out of the orchestra to play solo with the single instrument of language.
    • The price of single family homes increased close to fifteen percent in the last twelve months.
    • The Jews in the ghetto were forced to live in chronic overcrowding, with many families inhabiting a single house.
    • A family may compose a single household, or it might be composed of several households.
    • Using the showname and unique id produces a single episode.
    • Boredom among children is common in those families with a single child.
    • Or does crisis strike when you have a single outbreak on an isolated peninsula?
    • The focus is narrowed further in typical Spielberg terms to a single dysfunctional family.
    • The authors also were careful to exclude examples of activity unique to a single chimpanzee.
    • It was generally not a case of persons or families making a single move.
    • A pure monopolist is a single seller of a unique product which is the sole source of the firm's monopoly power.
  • 2

    • 2.1(for one person)

      (room) individual
      (bed/sheet) individual
      (sheet/bed) de una plaza Latin America
      a single portion (of food) una ración / porción individual
      • Once his immune system had built up, he was transferred to a single room and slowly weaned off the drugs keeping him alive.
      • The cost is 365 and their will be an extra supplement for anyone requesting a single room.
      • Finally they find a dodgy motel that has some space, but the proprietor tells them the only room left contains one single bed.
      • One of the bedrooms was unveiled yesterday and contains only single beds.
      • The room is quite large, with four lonely single beds, a sterile ensuite shower and separate toilet.
      • Residents live in shared or single rooms, with male and female residents in separate sections of the home.
      • Unfortunately, if a dorm room is not available during your stay, you have to fork over extra cash for a single room.
      • Tracey has had to move into her three-year-old daughter, Sophie's, room and share her single bed.
      • This means dismantling the single bed, the better to fill the space with puppy pens.
      • In October, single rooms will go up to 330 but there will be no further increase for double rooms until next year.
      • I had been in a single bed and then had to share a double with two sisters.
      • I even customised my single bed to create a studio-like setting in my room for rehearsals.
      • The majority of the rooms available in Manor Village are single en-suite rooms and the most there would be is two to a room.
      • However, more single people could mean a demand for more single rooms.
      • The new facility, which will be sited either on the same site or beside the Great Western Hospital, would have single rooms.
      • He said that a single room was not available until the night before Mrs Stockdale's death, and she was then moved.
      • Cell-like, there is just room for a single bed, a desk and a chest of drawers.
      • To the right of the entrance to the shelter is a single metal framed bed.
      • In the end we called in on a friend of mine, crashed on a single bed in the spare room.
      • Some colleges are building residence halls with an emphasis on private, single rooms.

    • 2.2(not double)

      (engine/lens/line) solo
      (flower/tulip) simple
      in single file en fila india / de a uno
      • single figures cifras de un solo dígito
      • Flower form can be single, semi-double, or fully double blooms that look similar to miniature roses.

    • 2.3British Transport

      de ida
      • Trouble is, single tickets are going up to £2.
      • First of all, it's the prices: £55.00 for a single ticket from Manchester to Norwich.
      • In the grand old days of British Rail, a single train ticket was at least the same price as a return, often more, which was silly.
      • I was reduced to spelling out each letter of the name while the clerk typed them into his console, which soon issued a single ticket.
      • The £11 cash value of a single ticket was then removed, and the money was amassed over a long period of time.

  • 3

    I'm single estoy soltero Spain
    • to remain single quedarse soltero
    • the single life la vida de soltero/soltera
    • Likewise, a huge number of single mothers have taken advantage of the opportunity to meet men without having to scout for a babysitter.
    • No good blaming the shortcomings of the single mother without considering the abandoned responsibilities of the father.
    • For single women or mothers with no husband to support them there was no dole.
    • Even unwed single mothers have said that they want more children than they have, even in an unwed state.
    • It is rather a conservative family structure and relatively mean benefits for single mothers that cause the low pregnancy rate.
    • One second I would remember that I had spent the last couple of months of our relationship wishing I was single.
    • The others were two married corporals, a single corporal and two unmarried lance-corporals.
    • I employ much less grace than those women did when as single mothers they worked for minimal wages.
    • It is outrageous to use women in same-sex relationships and single women as scapegoats.
    • As mentioned before, it's hard enough for single mothers to raise their children.
    • She later had two daughters and is raising them as a single mother.
    • Being single after my last relationship has been a blessing.
    • Low-income single mothers are still in the labor market in unprecedented numbers.
    • To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers.
    • I am a single mother who raised three boys and then went back to school.
    • Sandra is an attractive 29-year old single mother who lives in a council house in Tallaght.
    • She's strong enough to be out the country when there's a vote as to whether her single mother constituents will have their benefits cut.
    • Who decided that a new organisation would be best for single mothers to enable them to claim upkeep and support from missing fathers?
    • She is handling cases in Rochdale involving families from Cameroon and Angola and single mothers with children.
    • Anyone on a low income and without a car, including many pensioners and single mothers, will struggle to find the extra money.


  • 1

    Audio Music
    single masculine
    sencillo masculine
    disco sencillo masculine
    a 7-inch/12-inch single un single/maxi-single
    • There may be thousands of vinyl singles and long-playing albums stacked on shelves in the radio's library - but the days of loading vinyl on to a turntable are long gone.
    • I've already been rather self-indulgent and included not one but two of his singles in my earlier listing, but that's not going to put me off telling you more about this album.
    • We don't write songs as singles, and both this album and the next one will just be a collection of songs.
    • But then according to Alanis herself, this album wasn't merely about creating a singles collection, but rather an album of personal favourites and rarer material.
    • I Wanna Hold Your Hand became their fastest selling single - one million copies were sold in the first three weeks.
    • I'm coming round to the skittering drumming on that new single.
    • Earlier this year they signed a deal with AmbientLive Records in the UK to release two singles and an album.
    • However, last year he wrote a massive UK hit single, which went on to sell very well internationally.
    • In the meantime, we must make do with his second indie single, the rather wonderful If You Want.
    • But his family have paid for him to spend four days in a professional studio later this year and he intends to record a single.
    • ‘In The Army Now’ leads to another world tour and more hit singles.
    • When a single from that first record, Arab Boy, became a hit in Iceland, Björk was teased for being different.
    • His band's debut single entered the charts this week and music experts are tipping it for the number one spot.
    • In the record industry, you are only as good as your last hit single.
    • It wasn't even an album, rather a compilation of singles put together by some Brits in the '70s.
    • The greatest hits is still on sale and another box set - singles from 1980 to 1982 - is out at the end of the month.
    • Chris tells me that he's been working hard on recording the single during recent weeks and is very happy with the end result.
    • She has already notched up three top 10 singles and is currently recording her second album in London.
    • The Doves it seems live are more of a singles rather than album band.
    • Fame is winning a televised talent show with a song, and then releasing a couple of singles and an album or two.
  • 2

    • 2.1British (ticket)

      boleto de ida masculine
      billete de ida masculine Spain
      • I could have bought a single on the train.

    • 2.2(room)

      habitación individual feminine
      habitación sencilla feminine
      individual feminine
      sencilla feminine
      • It is sold in singles for $5.95, with complete instructions to make the style of tassel shown here.
      • The end result is a photography of mythical proportions that is camouflaged in paint and operates in singles rather than multiples.

  • 3

    (unmarried person) soltero masculine
    (unmarried person) soltera feminine
    (unattached adult) persona sin pareja estable
    • I mentally sorted the new arrivals into couples, singles, and potential ‘temporary singles.’
    • Few and far between were the desperate, overeager chat-up lines of some relationship-hungry singles.
    • I myself ran a popular singles group for a couple of years once so I recognize the behaviour of which he speaks.
    • Tad has no girlfriend and not a prospect in sight - the most recent woman he dated dumped him because she felt he was too involved in the singles scene.
    • Both developments were designed for singles or couples.
    • He has publish Ebooks and articles on psychology, singles, relationships and Popular Culture.
    • Bruce believes the business is successful because of the growing number of professional couples, families and young singles who do not have time for DIY.
    • It is not filled with floating singles looking to be picked up, but rather one gets the impression that everybody knows everybody else there.
    • Two-thirds of us brush before bed, while twice as many divorced people than singles consider clean teeth a key decider on whether someone is attractive or not.
    • But she spends a lot of time e-mailing and texting to pair up Jewish singles like Devorah and Jake.
    • The grandmother was definitely not looking for love in the aisles of Asda's West Swindon branch during the store's singles night.
    • It was once known for being a popular haunt of singles but in recent times it has become a sought after resort for families.
    • Many readers probably heard this speech from Mom or Dad before they took off for a singles condo with its own yoga room and EST support group.
    • However, Scripture also affirms to singles, couples and the parents of future single adults that being single can be just as honourable, and frequently preferable.
    • Finding a mate might be easier, but moving to a committed relationship is less likely, those roaming free in the singles world say.
    • The UK's singles want relationships that don't involve their partners actually moving in, a new BBC survey has revealed.
    • They believe that the advent of online match-making, lonely heart adverts and singles' events are little more than a cynical ploy by the dating industry to get people to spend cash.
    • But this book may be especially valuable for singles - particularly self-loathing singles.
    • All the profiles are from real singles seeking sincere relationships and will always remain that way.
    • That explains why Dove, when interviewing marriageable singles, always tries to discover how far they are prepared to assume the traditional family roles.
  • 4

    • 4.1Sport
      (in baseball)

      sencillo masculine
      • He gave up a pair of singles to Hank Blalock and Michael Young leading off the inning before he was relieved by Troy Percival.
      • Granted, groundball pitchers tend to give up more hits than flyball pitchers, but the extra hits generally go for singles rather than homers.
      • The Yanks elected to intentionally walk Hunter, and a Koskie single loaded the bases.
      • The next batter hits a line-drive single to right past an outstretched second baseman.
      • This is a game that you'll win by hitting lots of singles and doubles rather than home runs.

    • 4.2Sport
      (in cricket)

      tanto masculine
      see also singles
      • Needing to win the second set to reach the final, the York pair were rocked as the Erewash pair notched three successive singles to lead 3-1.
      • Laker and Bailey started towards the ball, hesitated, and the batsmen scrambled a single.
      • The pair managed three singles before the last wicket fell to leave Morecambe beaten.
      • He got there by guiding the 131st ball he faced, from Irfan Pathan, to square leg for a single.
      • He provided his usual limpet-like support for Lara, working the singles, and being content to feed the strike, as they added 169 in just over 30 overs.

  • 5US

    (dollar bill)
    billete de un dólar masculine
    • Do you have any singles?